Teen charged with murdering 17-year-old in Seagate area of Wilmington

The photograph shows the area where 17-year-old Raymond Kain V was found murdered. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington teen has been charged with murder in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Kain V one week ago in the Seagate area. Tyler Matthew Yee, 17, was arrested Tuesday morning by U.S. Marshals in the 5700 block of Park Avenue, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. He faces charges of […]

‘Reversal fatigue’ – Narcan and needle exchanges have saved thousands of lives, but not everyone is on board

"We don’t preach and we don’t judge. We build their trust and they’ll reach out to their mates. That’s how we build a peer-to-peer network. That’s how we can help. That’s just the old-school way we’ve always done it.”

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Author’s note: This series has explored questions about the opioid epidemic in Wilmington. It has focused on the basics: what are opioids, who are the people using them? Some questions remain: what is at the root of epidemic? Why is this epidemic hitting our area so hard – harder than nearly anywhere else in the nation? […]

Vivian Howard restaurant could lead the way for new ‘warehouse district’ near Greenfield Lake

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WILMINGTON — Chef Vivian Howard’s new restaurant, Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria, will anchor a major commercial development by Greenfield Lake. Developers hope it will become a new facet of Wilmington’s downtown. “All the great southern cities have warehouse districts,” said Terry Espy, president of MoMentum Companies. “Charleston has one, Asheville has one. I think it’s […]

Pet portrait event set to raise money for paws4people

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WILMINGTON — Eleven-year-old Mack Mejaski is planning Clicks 4 Paws, a pet portrait fundraiser for paws4people, on Sunday, March 26, at Empie Park. Mack has an assistance dog through paws4people, a chocolate lab named Monroe. As part of the process, they have the opportunity to “pay it forward” and help the next family or veteran […]

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Wilmington police rule out crash, say teen found in road was murdered

UPDATE: Wilmington police have identified the victim in the Thursday night homicide on Sebrell Avenue as 17-year-old Raymond Kain, according to a Tweet by the Wilmington Police Department on Saturday. The cause of the teen’s death is still unknown.  —- WILMINGTON — Wilmington police are investigating the murder of a 17-year-old boy Thursday night. Detectives opened […]

Possible traffic delays Saturday around UNCW campus for Azalea Triathlon

Listed is the traffic map around UNCW campus for Saturday's Azalea Triathlon.

WILMINGTON — Nearly 600 competitors are registered for the 14th Annual Azalea Sprint Triathlon presented by Carolina Sports Medicine on Saturday, March 11. As part of the North Carolina Triathlon Series, the largest and longest running triathlon series in the United States, this year’s event is comprised of a swim inside the UNCW Natatorium, followed […]

‘This numbs pain’ – The connection between mental health and opioids

"The desire to push things away, to not deal with it, to forget is powerful. Sadly, opioids are probably the best thing for forgetting.”

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Author’s note: Anecdotes and statistics agree, Wilmington is suffering an epidemic of opioid drug use. What remains unclear –– and what this series hopes to clarify –– are fundamental questions about the epidemic. The epidemic does not have one single narrative but, instead, intertwining threads. Street heroin has a different, but related, story to prescription drugs. Likewise, […]

PGA TOUR greats Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott commit to Wells Fargo Championship

Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott both committed to Wells Fargo Championship.  Photo courtesy- PGA TOUR, www.PGA.com.

WILMINGTON — Tournament officials announced Thursday commitments from two of golf’s greatest players, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott, for the Wells Fargo Championship scheduled for May at Eagle Point Golf Club. Mickelson, the World Golf Hall of Fame member and winner of 42 career PGA TOUR titles, will be competing in his 14th Wells Fargo Championship. […]